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New state tax credit to boost fresh-food donations

More Colorado families will gain additional access to healthy, local foods. Gov. Hickenlooper signed the Colorado Charitable Crop Donation Act on Friday, May 30, at Adobe House Farm in Durango, surrounded by ranchers, farmers, emergency food providers and community members. House Bill 14-1119 advanced from the House of Representatives and Senate, with widespread support under […]

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Stories From Our Hotline

It’s hard enough to put food on the table and make ends meet. Individuals, families, and seniors who are currently on Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) have received a decrease in their food budgets by $11 – $36, according to the budget plan that affected more than half a million struggling Coloradans on November 1, 2013. […]

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Starving the American Dream

Abraham Lincoln famously stated that “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”  How remarkable that this quote may resonate more today more than any other time in American history and how ironic it comes from the founder of the political party currently set to evade their sacred responsibility to lead this […]

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Green Leaf Away!

Here’s a recipe for leadership: take a group of kids eager to learn and teach them community engagement skills. Add some passion for a particular cause or group of causes, and you create social change from the ground up. There are organizations all over the country that are taking youth engagement models and creating young […]

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Summer Food Service Program: Helping Communities Across Denver

Working at Hunger Free Colorado with the Summer Food Service Program has led me to parts of Denver that shed light on the complexities of our neighborhoods and the immense reach of schools and community organizations. I, for one, would not expect a church to be located inside a building situated between a cell phone […]

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SNAP-Up Challenge bringing healthy food resources to those in our community

This was the first year we offered the SNAP-Up Challenge. The purpose of the Challenge was to engage the community and get as many organizations involved as possible in helping connect their community members and neighbors to food resources such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). It’s estimated that more than 800,000 Coloradans are […]

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Dirty With A Purpose

I had perpetual garden dirt under my fingernails through April, May and much of June. Finally, the last two weeks, the hoe has done most of the dirty work and my hands are less filthy and caloused. I work in two gardens, one at home for my family and one a donation garden.  Through the donation garden, we […]

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